The Ferguson Safe Sleeping Bag was designed specifically for suicidal inmates. It is made of the same fabric used on the Ferguson Safety Smock in prisons and jails for more than 10 years. The outer two layers are composed of Blue 1000 denier nylon Cordura, which is too strong to tear into strips, according to the company. The quilt filler is composed of 6-ounce polyester fiberfill, which is too bulky to be tied into knots or twisted into rope.
The three layers are stitched together in 1-inch rows with heavy-duty nylon upholstery thread. The bag is approximately 80 inches long and approximately 9 pounds. It may be laundered using standard machine wash. It dries quickly and the nylon holds up well, according to the company.